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St John’s canon embeds review

Te Hīnota Whānui General Synod meeting in May 2024 has updated the statute of St John’s Theological College - Te Kāreti o Hoani Tapu to help govern the College in a simpler, more efficient way.

Anglicans debate Bible versions

Te Hīnota Whānui has called on the Common Life Liturgical Commission to share how it assesses new translations of scripture, as four new Bible translations were approved for use in public worship across Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

Canon puts abuse survivors first

The General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui meeting in Hastings has amended its Ministry Standards canon to heighten the needs of abuse survivors as the first principle of Church law dealing with complaints.

Prayer Book meets psychedelic rock

Rev Tim McKenzie reviews a new psychedelic rock version of Night Prayer and Midday Prayer from A Zealand Prayer Book - He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa.

Synod backs Christian KiwiSaver

Aotearoa New Zealand’s only Christian KiwiSaver Scheme received strong backing at Te Hīnota Whānui 2024 last week, with a resolution that encourages all Anglican insitutions to opt into Christian KiwiSaver Scheme as their employer-chosen KiwiSaver scheme.
• Find out more about employer-chosen Christian KiwSaver Scheme

CWS helps ex-Rafah clinic

Christian World Service is calling for funding help for the Rafah Medical Clinic, which has responded to the Rafah invasion by setting up a mobile medical clinic meeting the needs of people displaced to the south by Israel’s ground offensive.

Archbishops speak out on Kanaky

The three Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have spoken out in support of the Kanak people's right to self-determination and reiterated the Kanaky New Calendonian churches' call for calm in the face of the current political and social unrest.

‘Kinship as gang rehab’ stuns Synod

Te Hīnota Whānui was stunned by the powerful testimonies of Steve Avalos and Father Gregory Boyle from Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles at a Synod wānanga last week, as they spoke about their work in the world’s largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation and reentry programme.
• Fr Greg Boyle speaks to RNZ

+Sione highlights Moana of Life

Bishop of Polynesia Archbishop Sione Ulu'ilakepa has charged the Anglican Church with a call to move from lamentation to hope, and to care for Creation, drawing all eyes to the Pacific Ocean and its huge impact on planetary health.

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